Our Community Calendar is a resource we offer to all qualified nonprofits. Community Calendar events are highlighted live, on-air throughout the day on KCPW. Featured events are chosen at random. You will also find all current Community Calendar events listed here at kcpw.org.

PLEASE NOTE: Our Community Calendar now also has a physical home. Following the criteria listed below, bring professional materials (no handwritten signs please) promoting your event to the KCPW studios at 210 East 400 South, Suite 10. We’ll happily hang them in our window for all Library Square traffic to see.

To submit an event to the Community Calendar, the event must meet the following criteria:

  • The event must take place in Utah.
  • The organization promoting the event  must be a qualified 501 (c) (3) charity or political subdivision.
  • The event cannot promote a religious organization or individual.

If your event meets these criteria, click “Post Your Event” below. Include your contact information in case we have any questions. Otherwise, your event may not get published.

KCPW would like to encourage you to make the most of your post by adding a featured image and links to your organization.  Utilize the provided field boxes (i.e. location, ticket information) to display information as accurately and quickly as possible.  Please do not submit duplicate postings for the same event.

Please submit requests at least 10-14 days before your event – event listings read  on-air are chosen at random, at least two weeks prior to the event.

If you are posting a class or workshop that requires registration, list just the first instance in the date and time, and include the details for subsequent classes in the description.

 

Dec
15
Thu
Live Museum Theater @ Natural History Museum of Utah
Dec 15 2016 – Dec 15 2017 all-day
Live Museum Theater @ Natural History Museum of Utah | Salt Lake City | Utah | United States

Don’t miss live theater performances delighting Museum audiences almost daily. Current productions include: Poison Live! – the true story of how murder helped bring about the science of toxicology, and The Extreme Plants Traveling Sideshow, a fun look at how exotic plants in the rainforest develop life-saving defenses.

Shows are included with regular Museum admission. Check the following links for scheduled days & times.

https://nhmu.utah.edu/events/poison-live
https://nhmu.utah.edu/programs/extreme-plants-traveling-side-show

https://nhmu.utah.edu/

Dec
27
Tue
Tanner Dance Spring Class Registration @ Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts and Education Complex
Dec 27 2016 – Dec 27 2017 all-day
Tanner Dance Spring Class Registration @ Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts and Education Complex | Salt Lake City | Utah | United States

Tanner Dance creative dance classes at the University of Utah focus on the development of the whole child. Dancers develop technique through traditional modern and ballet exercises. In addition, they exercise their creativity and imagination as they explore the elements of dance through age appropriate movement. Dancers are given opportunities to improvise, engage in creative problem-solving, and grow in cognitive, social, and emotional ways as they interact in each class. All classes have live accompaniment by experienced and engaging musicians to expose dancers to a variety of musical genres. Ballet and hip hop classes are also offered. Satellite creative dance classes take place in Bountiful, Sandy, Ogden, Park City, South Jordan and Brigham City. Kindergarten and older classes will participate in one performance in May at Kingsbury Hall as part of the annual spring Tanner Dance Studio Show.

Jan
26
Thu
Why Birds Matter: Conserving the World’s Birds and Their Ecosystem Services @ University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
Jan 26 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Why Birds Matter: Conserving the World’s Birds and Their Ecosystem Services @ University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law |  |  |

Birds are the best known major group of organism. They provide critical ecological functions and ecosystem services, ranging from creating soil to shaping primate behavior. Global analyses of the world first avian ecology database, with 1.5 million data points covering all bird species, provide answers to important questions in avian macroecology, conservation biology and biogeography. Global change, in particular climate change, habitat loss and introduced species are increasingly threatening new avian taxa that have been considered common and safe from extinction until recently. We identified many extinction-prone and understudied avian taxa that should be targeted by intensive research and conservation efforts. There is an urgent need to understand the ecological consequences of bird declines, which will lead to consequent declines in ecosystem services. With nearly 11,000 species, birds are one of the most diverse groups of ecosystem service providers. Birds are conspicuous in many habitats, occur worldwide, and are ecologically diverse. Birds’ ecological roles and ecosystem services are critical to the health of many ecosystems and to human well-being. Birds consume pests, pollinate flowers, disperse seeds, scavenge carrion, cycle nutrients, and modify the environment in ways that benefit other species. Yet, the ecological importance of birds and the economic value of their services are not widely appreciated. Studying birds’ ecological functions and ecosystem services enables us to understand the environmental consequences, of bird declines and extinctions, for ecosystems and for the people that benefit from birds’ services. We need to do more to communicate these findings to the public and policy makers, thereby increasing public support for the conservation of birds, their habitats, and birds’ ecosystem services.

Element of Engagement – Presentation Series @ Church & State
Jan 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Element of Engagement - Presentation Series @ Church & State | Salt Lake City | Utah | United States

Title: ALIGN AND ENGAGE PEOPLE WITH ONE SIMPLE (BUT NOT EASY) CHANGE.
Adding the right structure to the project initiation process aligns project outcomes with organization goals, and engages the project leader. Between multiple departments and hundreds, perhaps even thousands of employees, what is the simplest practice you can put in place to maximize your purpose and productivity? Implementing eective goal alignment throughout your organization in support of a well-dened strategy is one of the most challenging but doable things you can do.
Presenter: Denton Bramwell is the President Promontory Management Group. He is a Master Story Teller, Author, Six Sigma Master Black Belt, and Consultant to multi-national companies such as Johnson and Johnson, Pepperidge Farms, Autoliv, Parker-Hannin, IDEXX, Thiokol, and Barnes Aerospace. Denton is the major contributor to the development of our QuikSigma® so\ware. Co-inventor on the patent, and coauthor on the copyright.
RSVP https://nvite.com/CSAcademy/8x3p1r

Jan
28
Sat
Prepare for SAMBA QUEEN Workshop @ SLC Arts Hub
Jan 28 all-day
Prepare for SAMBA QUEEN Workshop @ SLC Arts Hub |  |  |

Samba Fogo is presenting a special 4-week Brazilian Samba Dance Workshop!
Prepare for the Samba Queen Contest with this fun and energetic workshop. The workshop will teach basic Brazilian Samba steps as well as fancy footwork and flattering moves. Learn how to dance like a Rainha Do Samba, Queen Of Samba! Learn everything you need to know to enter the Samba Queen Contest on February 4!

COST: $60 for the 4-week workshop or $20/class
WHEN: Four Saturdays: January 7, 14, 21, & 28 / 2:00pm – 3:30pm
WHERE: SLC Arts Hub 663 W 100 S

DinoFest @ Natural History Museum of Utah
Jan 28 @ 10:00 am – Jan 29 @ 5:00 pm
DinoFest @ Natural History Museum of Utah | Salt Lake City | Utah | United States

Dinosaur lovers unite at the first-ever DinoFest happening at the Natural History Museum of Utah. Come meet the paleontologists (dino scientists) from Utah and across the U.S. See actual fossils being prepared for display and learn about the unique dinosaur discoveries taking place in the state. Fun activities for the whole family are included with the regular price of admission.

French Immersion Preschool and Kindergarten Open House @ Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts and Education Complex
Jan 28 @ 2:30 pm
French Immersion Preschool and Kindergarten Open House @ Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts and Education Complex |  |  |

The French Immersion Preschool and Kindergarten are offering a preview session for the 2017-2018 school year. Come enjoy activities and Q and A with your prospective student.

35th Annual Judge Memorial Catholic High School Gala and Auction @ Marriott Downtown at City Creek
Jan 28 @ 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm
35th Annual Judge Memorial Catholic High School Gala and Auction @ Marriott Downtown at City Creek |  |  |

Join us for a night to remember, believe and celebrate at the 35th Annual Judge Memorial Catholic High School Gala and Auction. For decades, Judge Memorial Catholic High School has been an example of excellence in education, preparing students for the rigors of a university education and emphasizing the value of community service. Come support Judge Memorial at this fun night that includes a silent and live auction, dinner and dancing.

Jan
29
Sun
Brazilian Drum Workshop @ SLC Arts Hub
Jan 29 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Brazilian Drum Workshop @ SLC Arts Hub |  |  |

Samba Fogo presents a four-week Brazilian drum workshop!
Workshop will be taught by Samba Fogo Musical Director Mason Aeschbacher.

FOUR (4) SUNDAYS: January 8 – January 29, 2017
(January 8, January 15, January 22, & January 29)
12:30-2:00PM @ SLC Arts Hub (663 W. 100 S. in downtown Salt Lake)
Ages 12+ welcome!

Register for this workshop @ sambafogo.com
Instruments and instructional materials provided.
Please email info@sambafogo.com with any further questions.

Samba Fogo – Drum Audition @ SLC Arts Hub
Jan 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Samba Fogo - Drum Audition @ SLC Arts Hub |  |  |

We are holding an audition to welcome new percussionists into the Samba Fogo band! All instruments will be supplied, and rhythms will be provided for new drummers to learn on the spot. Previous percussion / drum experience is helpful, but we welcome all to come try out!

Drum Audition: Sunday, January 29 from 2pm – 3pm
SLC Arts Hub (663 W. 100 S.)

Learn diverse new rhtyhms and grooves, meet new friends, and build your endurance by joining this unique group, with many performance opportunities throughout each year! The Samba Fogo drumline rehearses twice per week: Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons. Drummers are expected to attend at least one rehearsal per week.

Please email info@sambafogo.com with any questions!

Larry Gerlach – Friends of the Library Lecture @ J. Willard Marriott Library
Jan 29 @ 3:00 pm
Larry Gerlach - Friends of the Library Lecture @ J. Willard Marriott Library |  |  |

Larry Gerlach is professor emeritus of history at the University of Utah. His numerous books and articles include  Blazing Crosses in Zion: The Ku Klux Klan in Utah and The Men in Blue: Conversations With Umpires. He will be discussing Alma Richards: Olympian, which was published through the University of Utah Press here at the J. Willard Marriott Library.
Alma Richards, as an unsung high school student, surprisingly set an Olympic record for the high jump in the 1912 Stockholm Olympics. He was the only native Utahn and member of the LDS church to win an Olympic gold medal in the twentieth century. Richards for two decades reigned as America’s most accomplished multiple-event track and field athlete, winning national titles in five different events.
More than a century has passed since Alma Richards won an Olympic gold medal, yet this story about man and sport—the drive to excel, victory as validation of hard work, the quest for public recognition and, ultimately, the achievement of self-identity and self-satisfaction—still resonates today.

Jan
30
Mon
Innaguration of Owl @ Viridian Event Center
Jan 30 @ 5:30 pm
Innaguration of Owl @ Viridian Event Center |  |  |

Join in the celebration as we officially inaugurate Owl, as the County Library’s new mascot. Light refreshments, live owls, and a program about, guess “who,” owls! Immediately following the inauguration, we invite the public to participate in What Every American Should Know: A Community Dialogue. More info: slcolibrary.org/vote

What Every American Should Know @ Viridian Event Center
Jan 30 @ 6:00 pm
What Every American Should Know @ Viridian Event Center | West Jordan | Utah | United States

An interactive community dialogue hosted by Salt Lake County Library and the The Aspen Institute.

Explore local perspectives of how this country can cultivate a sense of shared destiny and common civic purpose.

6 pm – Refreshments
6:15 pm – Dialogue
Moderated by Ken Verdoia

Please register online (link above) to guarantee a seat.

Arrive early to participate in the Inauguration of Owl – our new County Library mascot: Owl. The inauguration begins at 5:30 pm.

Learn more about What Every American Should Know at whateveryamericanshouldknow.org, by following @aspencitizen, and by using #WeAsk.

Crossroads Urban Center Gospel Extravaganza @ Calvary Baptist Church
Jan 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Crossroads Urban Center Gospel Extravaganza @ Calvary Baptist Church |  |  |

Please join us for the 2nd annual Gospel Extravaganza
celebrating Crossroads Urban Center’s 50th year of serving the Utah
community. The evening will feature the joyous sounds of Calvary Baptist Choir, Hilltop United Methodist Church Choir, and the Free Church of Tonga Choir. The event is free and open to the public, however we will be collecting 2 non-perishable food items or lightly used clothing in lieu of admission to benefit Crossroads Urban Center’s work.

Jan
31
Tue
Green Lobby Night with Sierra Club and Utah Rivers Council @ Utah State Capitol - Centennial Room
Jan 31 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Green Lobby Night with Sierra Club and Utah Rivers Council @ Utah State Capitol - Centennial Room |  |  |

Learn how to use your voice to protect this beautiful place we call home by become a citizen lobbyist. At this event you will hear from experienced advocates as well as a local legislator on the do’s and don’ts of lobbying your senator and representatives.

We will also highlight some of the critical bills affecting the environment that will come before the legislature in 2017 such as attacks on solar energy, funding for boondoggle water pipelines and attempts to take away Salt Lake City’s ability to protect its watershed.